The Comic Book History of Animation #4

Writer: Fred Van Lente Artist: Ryan Dunlavey Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: March 3, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 1
8.5Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Don't touch that dial! It's SATURDAY MORNING FUNHOUSE! We roll into the 1960s, during which a CBS executive named Fred Silverman had the brilliant idea to turn Saturday mornings into all kids programming, transforming the toon landscape forever! Hanna and Barbera are fired from MGM, but become the biggest animators in the country-but what happens to all the jobs sent overseas? In Japan, the animation industry begins taking its first few steps toward dominance, where Hayao Miyazaki begins learning his trade-and yearning for more!

  • 10 - Christian Hoffer Mar 3, 2021

    If you are a fan of cartoons and animation, you really should pick up this comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Mar 5, 2021

    Grab a bowl of chocolate frosted sugar bombs and let's discover Saturday morning cartoons! Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Comic Crusaders - M.R. Jafri Mar 5, 2021

    This issue repeatedly focuses on efforts of corporations to get animation on the cheap and with a premium on any ancillary profits. That being said it has enough glib humor and strange tidbits about big name creators in animation that it's worth the more cynical tour of the animated universe. And at the end of the issue you'll find yourself flipping back through at the pure fun of seeing characters you love interacting in small ways in each panel. Read Full Review

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